Report: Brazilian butt lifts are the deadliest cosmetic procedure

More and more people are choosing to go under-the-knife for larger butts, but plastic surgeons are warning of the procedure's many risks, including death. 

According to a new report released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Brazilian butt lifts have the highest rate of death amongst all other cosmetic procedures. More than 20,000 augmentations were performed in the last year alone, and its popularity has more than doubled in the past five years. 

It's estimated by the board that 1 in 3,000 people who receive the procedure pass away due to complications, such as fat embolisms. The surgery involves taking fat from elsewhere in the body -- such as from the hips and thighs -- and injecting it back into the butt.

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A young Ashlee Simpson looks fresh prior to this rumored surgery...

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Simpson has been rumored to have had a nose job. The bridge of her nose appears thinner.

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High School Musical Star Ashley Tisdale looks different now...

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Tisdale is said to have also received a nose job.

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Bristol Palin, daughter of former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin went under the knife to fix...

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Bristol received "corrective" jaw surgery following Sarah Palin's rise to fame.

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This rocker-chic has been through a few changes...

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Courtney Love has had a face lift and lip injections that has drastically changed her look!

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Iconic singer Dolly Parton looks and sounds great but is known as the queen of plastic surgery!

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Dolly Parton has had numerous plastic surgeries including her lips and eyes.

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Former Hills star Heidi Montag looked super sweet until...

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Montag famously went under the knife for numerous procedures and the results are shocking!

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Former supermodel Janice Dickinson has always been the life of the party...

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Dickinson's appearance has changed dramatically after lip injections and a facelift.

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Jennifer Aniston debuted on NBC's hit shows Friends, and while this has never been confirmed...

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Aniston's nose looks a little different now!

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Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey hasn't been shy when talking about this...

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Grey has never denied getting a serious nose job that has changed her look but, things look even more different now.

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Kris Jenner, "momager" to the Kardashian clan has been very public with her plastic surgery.

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Jenner allowed E! cameras to follow her through her breast implant surgery which was aired on an episode of Keeping up the Kardashians.

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You may not even recognize this famous singer...

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LaToya Jackson is nearly unrecognizable before she went under the knife.

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This Dancing with the Stars dancer gave herself a little boost...

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Lacey Schwimmer went under the knife and had breast implant surgery.

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Lisa Rina looks a little different...

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The television host and actress has had some serious work done to her lips.

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America's sweetheart Meg Ryan won hearts in flicks like You've Got Mail and When Harry Met Sally but the actress has had work...

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Ryan has had work done on her lips and has had a face lift.

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Pamela Anderson is the Baywatch babe with plenty of assets...

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Pamela has had numerous plastic surgeries and has also had her breasts removed several times.

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Victoria Beckham has always been petite... 

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But the singer and fashion designer had her breasts done and then she had them removed!

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Country singer Wayne Newton has changed his look...

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Newton has clearly had numerous surgeries to change his face!

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Complications arise due to "many factors, including the technically challenging nature of the surgery and that the rise in interest has caused more non-board-certified and non-plastic surgeons to perform the operation," explained the ASPS in a press release. 

Consequently, it's recommended that patients are vigilant about finding a board-certified doctor to minimize such risks. "With any cosmetic procedure, patients should seek out board-certified plastic surgeons who have the necessary training to perform these procedures," explained president of ASPS Dr. Jeffrey E. Janis.

Considering these risks, there are plenty of ways to help minimize fat and tone your behind simply through diet and exercise! 

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Tylenol

Charge to patient: $15 per individual pill, for a total of $345 during average patient stay

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Patient belonging bag

Like a grocery bag, to hold your personal items.

Charge to patient: $8

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Box of tissues

Sometimes listed as “mucus recovery system,” a single tissue box in a hospital costs $8.

Charge to patient: $8

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Gloves

Charge to patient: $53 per non-sterile pair (sterile are higher), for a total of $5,141 during average patient stay.

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Cup medicine

Cost is for the plastic cup used to administer medicine, not the actual medicine inside it.

Charge to patient, per cup: $10, for a total of $440 during average patient stay

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Marking pen

To mark the body for surgery.

Charge to patient: $17.50

Blood pressure cuff

Use of blood pressure cuff in a hospital costs about $20.

Charge to patient: $20

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Oral administration fee

Charge for a nurse to hand you medicine taken by mouth.

Charge to patient: $6.25 per instance, for a total of $87.50 during average patient stay

Headlight

Cost of use of the overhead light in an operating room.

Charge to patient: $93.50

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Swabs, alcohol

Charge to patient: $23 per swab, for a total of $322 during average patient stay

Luckily, though, you don't just have to helplessly accept these high hospital costs. Check out these tips to help lower your hospital costs.

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